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lake tekapo tavern

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8 Lake Highway, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible32%
10 Sep 2017
“Daytime view”
10 Jul 2017
“Great for a drink - average food”
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
8 Lake Highway, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here. The atmosphere is vibrant and greats service from the staff. Food was really nice. Good place to hang out for drinks and dinner and meet lots of other travellers.

Thank ashweeni l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First class service ...Margaret is a gem... good food we didnt have any transport so she irganised us to be picked up and dropped off at our accomadation perfect night for us ...thanks for your hospitality 😁

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten here before and never had any problems, but something terrible has happened in the last year. I ordered the steak sandwich and it has got to be the worst steak sandwich I have EVER eaten and worst part was I had already...More

Thank Herbies1
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Nice for a drink at the big front window. The meals were only average, but the staff were very friendly. Nice during daylight to sit at the big window and look at the view.

Thank rayjenk
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Chips are semi cold 50 min wait on food The burger was cold The meat patty was out for pre order meat box Only feash item was the hash brown Garlic bread was microwaved no taste of garlic The presentation wasn't even worthy of Instagraming...More

1  Thank Jesse W
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

My partner and I were on the road from Wanaka to Christchurch on Sunday night and had a craving for fish and chips. Rather than eat takeaways in car I suggested to stop in at the tavern so we could relax and have a drink....More

Thank MVS47
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We attempted to eat dinner here but unfortunately my "roast of the day" was not edible! I think it may have been the roast of the day for some time (previously cooked, then frozen, then reheated again) I understand it's a small place and they...More

Thank Hairbykatherine
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Absolutely disgraceful, 100gm ribeye with over half of it fat, if this is 100gm ribeye then I need to go back to culinarily school! Should of read the other comments before eating here 😫

Thank Sam O
Reviewed 18 July 2017

It was absolutely terrible. We had a table of about 23 people and overall we had to wait around two hours for our food AND only about 5 members of of group actually received their meals because they ran out of burger buns etc. I...More

Thank stoplarry2k15
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Sadly the experience we had after family dining left a lot to be desired last weekend. While it can't be easy getting staff in small centres, Tekapo is hardly the only place to rely on itinerant staff. The restaurant was basically over-run on a busy...More

Thank infoV3837SQ
323ness, Owner at lake tekapo tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Hi yes well all I can do is say sorry about this unfortunate experience if you read the response I wrote to another person you will realise that 1 it was unfortunate I couldn't be there to keep my hand on the tiller so to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lake Highway, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Lake Tekapo
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